Depending on your scope of time, Trinity has been in North West London for a good bit of it.
On July 1, 1970 the Presbyterian Church in Canada (PCC) appointed Rev. C. J. Kirk to do exploratory work in the Whitehills area and to conduct worship services when he considered it expedient. Kirk began conducting worship in the following fall at Sir Fredrick Banting Secondary School, moving to Emily Carr public school a year later. Soon after their move to Emily Carr, the PCC granted them the name “Trinity” and officially declared them a mission congregation.
Realizing a need for a building of their own, the PCC purchased property at the corner of Gainsborough and Limberlost and plans were put in motion to build a church there. The two-story structure was dedicated to the Glory of God on February 10, 1980.
With Rev. Kirk’s moving on from Trinity in 1976, Trinity had a series of dedicated pastoral leaders for the next 10 years, slowly building a report with the community and finding ways to reach out and serve their needs as Jesus would.
Rev. John Herman was appointed in August, 1986 to serve the congregation. At the leadership of John, Trinity began working on a vision to help seniors with both housing and church access, and by 1990, Trinity Place was open to new residents. Church services moved from the old building, now known as T1, into the Multi-Purpose Room (MPR) of Trinity Place, where worship services are held today.
John retired in 1997 after a long and fruitful ministry at Trinity. In 1998, Mark Turner took on Trinity’s charge and has been the pastor of Trinity since, leading the church in its ever-present mission to be a light the community of North-West London.